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Nutcracker 2005-2009

The Nutcracker 2009

December 12 and 13, Wadsworth Theatre, Brentwood

November 28 and 29, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, Malibu

Selected Casting:
Rachel Silvern or Kate Oderkirk as Sugarplum Fairy; Nathan McGinnis, Arsen Serobian or Sven Toorvald as her Cavalier; Eden Epstein, Pauline Firozi, Kira Lavac or Athena Petrides as Center Spanish; Eden Epstein, Chung Myung Park or Rachel Silvern as Arabian; Emma Becker or Kira Lavac as Dew Drop Fairy; Eden Epstein, Shannon Horowitz or Kira Lavac as Center Mirliton.

Program cover and design by Artemis Graphics

The Nutcracker 2008

December 13 and 14, Wadsworth Theatre, Brentwood

November 29 and 30, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, Malibu

Selected Casting:
Ariana Lott or Rachel Silvern as Sugarplum Fairy; Maco Doussias or Arsen Serobian as her Cavalier; Eden Epstein, Claire Kao or Kira Lavac as Center Spanish; Meghan Horowitz or Rachel Silvern as Arabian; Emma Becker, Mary Carr, Ariana Lott or Brooke McCallister as Dew Drop Fairy; Mary Carr, Ariana Lott, Brooke McCallister or Rachel Silvern as Center Mirliton.

Program cover photo by Allan Walker

Additional performances:

Westside Ballet danced with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall as part of the Philharmonics Twas the Week Before Christmas holiday concerts.

The Nutcracker 2007

December 8 and 9, Wadsworth Theatre, Brentwood (Preview performance Dec. 7)

November 25, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, Malibu (Nov. 24 performances cancelled due to the Corral Canyon fire in Malibu)

Selected Casting:
Alumna guest artist Sarah Poss as Sugarplum Fairy; Maco Doussias (alumnus guest artist) as her Cavalier; Elizabeth Conn, Talia Rybak or Ramina Shahshahani as Center Spanish; Lauren Devall or Siena Lasker as Arabian; Siena Lasker, Ariana Lott or Andrea Pimienta as Dew Drop Fairy; Ariana Lott, Laila Madni, Andrea Pimienta, Talia Rybak or Ramina Shahshahani as Center Mirliton.

Program cover photo by Allan Walker

The Nutcracker 2006

December 9 and 10, Wadsworth Theatre, Brentwood

November 25 and 26, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, Malibu

Selected Casting:
Taylor Black, Katie Gaydos or Chelsea Rooke as Sugarplum Fairy; Maco Doussias or Arsen Serobian (guest artists) as her Cavalier; Elizabeth Conn, Andrea Pimienta, Shea Ritchie or Kimberly Robinson as Center Spanish; Taylor Black, Daina Kreuter or Chelsea Rooke as Arabian; Taylor Black, Katie Gaydos or Skye Johnson as Dew Drop Fairy; Katie Gaydos, Skye Johnson, Shea Ritchie or Chelsea Rooke as Center Mirliton.

Program cover photo by Allan Walker

Additional performances:

Westside Ballet danced the Snow divertissement with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall as part of the Philharmonics Twas the Week Before Christmas holiday concerts.

On Christmas eve, Westside Ballet performed the Snow divertissement as part of the 47th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

The Nutcracker 2005

December 9, 10 and 11

Wadsworth Theatre, Brentwood
(December 9 Hurricane Benefit)

November 26 and 27
Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, Malibu

Selected Casting:
Erika Bandy, Taylor Black or Sarah Poss as Sugarplum Fairy; Domingo Rubio or Jonathan Sharp (guest artists) as her Cavalier; Katie Gaydos, AnnaKate Chappell or Skye Johnson as Center Spanish; Taylor Black, Katie Gaydos or Chelsea Rooke as Arabian; AnnaKate Chappell, Katie Gaydos, Sarah Poss or Susanna Sheehan as Dew Drop Fairy; Erika Bandy, Tyler Chase or Susanna Sheehan as Center Mirliton. [Alana Podolsky cast as Center Spanish, did not perform due to injury]

Program cover photo by Allan Walker

Listings may reflect casting changes made at performance time, and thus may not agree with the printed program.

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